NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 7189 times:
We have one handy if we're starting a new engine, or any work requiring a "wet motor" leak check. If any excess fuel is present in the tailpipe following a "wet" motor, despite 2 subsequent "dry" motors, we'd like to have one ready to shoot of the usual 1st engine start characteristic 8 ( or so ) foot flame gets out of hand.
FlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7030 times:
One is required to be at (without the excat details of the rule regarding feet apart) every gate and aircraft staging area regardless of the MTC to be performed on the aircraft. Also tho be noted as well you are not required to use it you are only required to call the authorities and assist with clearing the area.
TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4265 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7015 times:
We do not require any extinguisher at the gate for routine departures. It has been proved that the airport fire service response is fast enough for any fire. It is much safer to have the fire service arrive, than to let some unskilled ramper use a fire extinguisher.
But all our push back tugs have small bottles on them, but that is for equipment fires, not aircraft engine fires.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31821 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6954 times:
Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 6): It has been proved that the airport fire service response is fast enough for any fire. It is much safer to have the fire service arrive, than to let some unskilled ramper use a fire extinguisher.
Out here Mx does the supervision of Engine start procedures on ground including headset communication with the Flight deck.In case of a tailpipe fire needing ground intervention,a fire extinguisher would be needed.fire services would take longer to arrive.
Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 7): During an engine start, the companies I've been involved with just have the procedure to blow the engine fire bottles, I believe. They're halon- no damage done.
Interesting differences to proceedures worldwide.